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    apt-get package_name proper name of package?


    I have finally got my Linux (Debian) on line. I have been using apt-get to put some types of packages on the machine. However these were lines I copied from or were given to me.

    I am a Ham Radio operator and found a few programs that I'd like to load and are in a package I believe is called 'hamradio' . When I attempt

    Code:
    apt-get install hamradio
    It says it cannot find the package. How do I find the package name and use it to fetch the proper package. I attempted to read the docs but they seem to think you know the package and I thought I did, but the results are not what was expected.

    Any ideas?

    I found a specif piece of software called 'predict' that is used to track satellites, but it's in a 'hamradio' package (I found in Debian). Anyway I've tried both ways and still can't seem to get it. Is there a way to get aptitude to do this from the GUI?

    Thanks

    Jack

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    For general searching, you can use:

    Code:
    apt-cache search ham
    You can filter that further with something like grep:

    Code:
    apt-cache search ham | grep radio
    But predict is its own install (this is using the default Ubuntu 12.04 repos.)

    Code:
    predict - Satellite Tracking Program with Optional Voice Output
    predict-gsat - Graphical Satellite Tracking Client Program

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    Code:
    $ apt-cache search hamradio
    ax25-tools - tools for AX.25 interface configuration
    ax25-xtools - tools for AX.25 interface configuration -- X11-based
    cqrlog - Advanced logging program for hamradio operators
    fldigi - digital modem program for hamradio operators
    gcb - Utility to calculate long and short path to a location
    hamradiomenus - hamradio menus for GNOME and KDE
    libax25 - ax25 library for hamradio applications
    qsstv - Qt-based slow-scan TV and fax
    tucnak2 - VHF/UHF/SHF Hamradio contest log version 2
    xlog - GTK+ Logging program for Hamradio Operators
    xlog-data - data for xlog, a GTK+ Logging program for Hamradio Operators
    Debian -- Software Packages in "wheezy", Subsection hamradio

    Hope that helps.

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    If you like the GUI synaptic is a good tool for searching for and managing stuff. I've picked up a couple of package management tricks here lately that are actually a lot easier in synaptic than they are in the terminal.

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    Adding to what has been said, you can also utilize Google for these searches.
    You can try searching for debian ham radio, amongst other packages.
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    Thanks, I tried that same search and got nothing? Is it just wheezy or something. I wonder how I'm supposed to get these packages if they don't show up with the standard search stuff or maybe I just don't understand this. Thanks, I'll keep looking and see what I can do. One of the respondents stated that I might use Google, but how do I know if it's a separate package (as one stated) or what?

    If it's a package shouldn't it show up with apt-get?

    Thanks to all...

    Jack

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    I tried to search for synaptic and it said that the package is set to manual install? What does that mean? Do I have to download the package and stick it in that way? When I search within aptitude, it only finds drivers for touch pads and such...

    Jack

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    Have you opened a terminal since you first installed wheezy and issued the command

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    sudo apt-get update
    Thanks, I tried that same search and got nothing? Is it just wheezy or something. I wonder how I'm supposed to get these packages if they don't show up with the standard search stuff or maybe I just don't understand this
    That is why I mentioned the above statement.
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    Yes, actually I have. I am doing an assist with the Freedom box people, which is using a lot of wheezy code, that I was unaware. So I'm not really using wheezy, mine is the 6.0.6 release and I'm waiting for wheezy to become released as it's hoped to support one of the chipsets I have in a wifi device. I have had no luck with some of these packages as far as being able to use apt-get to install them.

    I've resolved to just going to debian site, finding the package, downloading it as a .deb file then right clicking on it and using the suppled installer. What a pain. If it's under hamradio which is what it looks to be, why can't the apt-get find it? I can download the package, but can't apt-get it? How curious, and frustrating....

    Thanks..

    P.S. I will give this a couple days then close it as it appears there is no simple fix.

    Jack

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    The rules of this forum won't let me give you a url until I have made 15 posts or more, so I'll specify it in a different way.

    Try the following link and check out the various search and browse options:

    www dot debian dot org slash distrib slash packages

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